Asus Vivobook 17 X1702, i5-1235U
Reviews for the Asus Vivobook 17 X1702, i5-1235U
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2023
Source: Laptop Media
As usual, the low-to-medium budget section of the market is saturated with tons of good devices. Those of 17-inch size are not that popular but still get into the mix. In particular, Vivobook 17 (X1702) shows a decent performance, which doesn’t drop too much after long periods of time. More so, it provides some upgradeability, like a single RAM SODIMM slot (paired with some soldered memory), and an M.2 PCIe x4 slot for Gen 3 or Gen 4 storage. ASUS Vivobook 17 (X1702)’s 17-inch IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, good contrast ratio, and comfortable viewing angles. It doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment, which is great. However, its 52% sRGB color coverage is a limiting factor in visual perception. The disappointing color coverage is not too bad for a laptop in this price range. However, its battery life is drastically lower than that of one of its main competitors – the IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2022). It lasts nearly 3 hours less in Web browsing but closes that gap to a two-hour deficit in video playback. Unfortunately, this means that you won’t be able to use your device for an entire workday only on battery power. Thankfully, the comfort is not hindered, as its keyboard is great, while the touchpad is simply fantastic – Probably the best in its class. Again, you have to be wary of its port selection. Since there is no SD card reader of any sort, and the USB Type-C port is limited to data transfer only, we consider it to be unsatisfactory. At the end of the day, we think that Vivobook 17 (X1702) is worth considering. Especially if you find a good deal on it. What is a good deal on this device? Well, that’s if it’s cheaper than the IdeaPad 3 (17″, 2022).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2023
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
i5-1235U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.